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BAREFOOT GEN 





BAREFOOT GEN 

NAKAZAWA 



KE1J1 NAKAZAWA 






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WRITE TO US! 






incisco, CA 94140. I Siw II, 
ui'giupMv. [k'scnbes Itie effects o: 



TO THE PARENTS AND CHILDREN OF THE WORLD 



many lodd^ly died 
My friend Ke.ii Naki 



h»ed on his o»n experience- he -rate il »iih [he 
he nv before his eyes Thil ii no. jusr a canocn , 



re deeply moved by Gen's 



m people ihrouflhonr Jap, 



Why a iha. »> Rh Of ill, ihr hor™ of rhc ionic bomb wis nil 

drarjbed In G*n.li ui*rd [.cnj.lr'h i,.n.-,jMi:-nns of whii in A-bomb 
a. Second, ii is i vcrv pi.wtrlul 'i.ir, ,.' hu nun survival Third it 
fliows W pnraou. Ill,- ,:; And tm.lli. rhr dtsilr ,<, jb„l,.h ,hr 
A-bomb is i the™ (bund ,h ro u K l, u t rh= took 

Kti.i \akazawa ami ., t !,■„,■ .,| |,. u[ , t , ,,,.,,,,1,, wtioarf mnvrd bv 
hu book, have volumaiilt siannl 'Tr^n: (W , n deliver [he mice 
of Gm to the (lnMrtll u r ilir; nwld Kn.ni Ccn ofjapin 10 thr Gtns 






I wondered ho* ioda\'s yunpn en in judo hid been jmpiicd 
K iiory of i boy «lm •., j vidim til ilic A-bomb. I wondered 



(.loduLL- 1 his bn.ik. in I he Japanese rdmon. 
widely read by our younger generjii.ni. by m 






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sing minor nmggle 


Juprn 


iiva-lfd MiiK-hurij 








rru- rhird child ... 






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cd in all ip hc.K of 


life Ev.-ri . 


is ■ ctuM in [he fi»i 




wj> awan ihil we 


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lUIth-pjorra wen m 


(idefrd 1 


oral to , Faith that 




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parents ulkm£ nnc 






























in f„„„ „l 


all of my clmmarr 


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prima™ school in Nagasaki. Soon Japan was exposed to 
in* of rhs US B-29V By [hat lime, militarism rdt 
beiaroe more hysterical thin ever before. Emotional 





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..„■, .,,,., ihrrr.il lis lire (luldirn «[r .'.III "1 .hr ,il,. and 


«ir 


1, ,!„■,. ,-l.lr-i smrr .iii.l 1 -ere there. The three of m wr 








it ,>f tlir huiiiLv M. sistn and 1 -ere e.p.iwd to the lays o 




mem ai *e fled unit the- srudiw unir.cliardt Mv Hsrtr 




,|„d |r,.,n d.-.nh In , ha.rs lnra.hl- liir d.iiiri^ Mkl.rli 




ere «t were about' t.i prrparr Imuh. -as l.lrr lulind 


,-tlv 






J( .,.l ft, .in ,l„- f.vm beforr the dr.ir,:. r,.,n occurred 1 h 








U! J |lir.>,tn,j*hali dal not allow to to open my cyei fm 


tone 


Otic third of rhe city -» completely burned and rhe same 


pro- 







■c heat, rt few iif them di 



The war ended with the unriinditional surrender of Jap; 
radually I came io know hew ] and all ordinary |apUHH peo 
id hrcii ihi-jt.d bv rhe ruling prr,p| c Tliusr who wrrr Lhrjn 

id polite and mill, jr. po.el. were jll u-cd .hi thr people UV I: 



I Wh.ll , 



for [hem in he ab 




poln.es. Educuii 


had been u*ed In p 




ing. of "enemies" 


anybody who stood 


io the way of the Roal of 






wj actually not between 




and the people nf 


.be allied nations. 1 felt 


arret at those w! 






o easily cheated. 


As won as thr LI.S \tjririr I .. rf „ |j Ml l r ,] 


1 made friends wi 




an solders We had been 


told before their a 




ddiers would behave badly 


and .ommjr all si.r 






dlv women, so th 




i were advised in |ea, c th 


: city and E o to tl 






fram the eiry. h 


father and mother talked al 






ily might stay tugcrhcr, H 




happen 10 us. When 


the soldier, came and use. 


the ..-hi....! build it 






ml n.ldu-r- (jinhcrcd i» ult. ling, and rat. Though 
:■ MllkTr'l -en. mi -li"[l,ii^". nl i"i'il -mil l.ijI.I lb-.il 



grdl of Tokyo, leaving Nagasaki. I eame a. toss Qua ken fm 
ime in ihc riiy as my iathei brouphi ray brothel jnd m I 

lectinp house by air-raid, ihey Tie having Sunday KnriH 
ill mm of jo old DMpk'l borM run by Quikcn as I 

nrllarr |iri'|;rjrii I «( shitted Jiul ■111 |'K ini | .i.--.-r-.i » 



.Mttiinj vimc rri.no ami .il.n |. Jr ,li Joe r„ the >a t oe *^ion of .hat 
1 should be do.r,,. ,n ,„<■ „„ r |„, u „. | ,!,,„(,,( „, ,„| u ,, lc „ „, 
to India for an imrmiirr.ngl work (amp to *orl for a year and a 
due rn illnes, I had m r ,„i„ u , r.j.M,r„ t « d ur i nK ,hr ,ray. "" 

I »aie>posed [f. fir-plr «!■„ .in: J,,,,,,, in ,,ui,lili.)n. ,if Jiradhll 
I'uvrni iinj lU nrrt Imhi „, „,., ,|, r ,, mL - ,„ „ J| hum]m r^^ 

carefully of my curtmr. „ m: L n: !,'■ ' „!"„|t«J '„ t( ,an t e rh.T I 
Rn>- ;li'n""]|' ' , ' P, ""'"Y'" 1 '"" J " A '""i'i" Indian. African or 
Tjlrunl ones are nm mi.ir In- ,(„,„<■ Sum, u,,.,- rri.jh, ,h,nk lnji 
hot-Mrr ili<-> .ImuI.I ,!.. rhrii br>. tor their own rare and narion to 
lave a belief ,h 

ited ro he able ro hehaye liltr Jrau ChrsI who "irwd and 
be benefit of orher hnman beinr-, and for ,he e lory of th 
herefore 1 havt .„ make the pla.c ■•here I ™ born and 



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REMEMBER THIS, toMOKO.' 

6BMHER AhJD 5IS[ER FRO* US .. ■ 
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Minimi Mmiimj. Kciko Ofciyam 
Yiininr, Kumifco Sato. Eiji Kii. Fu 



. I'jiMjhlii N..jl*-. Ayjkh. hCiwnu. kiyimupii Komalci Si 

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